Goldberg Hell-Bent on Destroying Bobby Lashley Despite a Knee Injury

Published 10/16/2021, 8:14 AM EDT


WWE has always been known for its unpredictable storylines and fascinating matches. This week on Raw, WWE finalized the rematch between Bobby Lashley and WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg. It will be a ‘No Holds Barred’ match and will take place at Crown Jewel.

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This year’s Crown Jewel will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 21st, 2021. This will be the company’s first international show, after Covid-19.

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The first match between Bobby Lashley and Goldberg took place at SummerSlam 2021. The match was for the WWE Championship. Lashley performed admirably throughout the match and defeated Goldberg.

However, Lashley did not stop there as he attacked Goldberg’s son, Gage A.J. Goldberg. During the match, Lashley had attacked Goldberg with a chair to his knee, which resulted in an injury.

What is Goldberg’s recent injury update?

Goldberg has been missing from WWE since his SummerSlam defeat. Even Lashley is busy with some new feuds and rivalries. In an episode of Raw, he successfully defended his championship against Randy Orton. But, just as the match finished, Big E successfully cashed in his ‘Money in the Bank’ briefcase and became the champion.

Goldberg recently took part in a podcast event. He joined the CarCast podcast, where he talked about his knee injury. He stated that there is a major improvement in his knee, however, it will take more time. Goldberg gave the audience an obvious hint that he won’t be completely fit before his match at Crown Jewel.

He said, “Knee’s much better. Hopefully, it’ll be — I won’t be completely healed by then [Crown Jewel] but it’ll be, suffice to say, in good enough shape to kick Bobby [Lashley’s] a**. Let’s just say that.” H/T to POST Wrestling

Goldberg vs Lashley (2): What to expect?

WWE has constantly introduced its iconic superstars from the past to the present time. Many superstars including The Undertaker, Triple H, Batista, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon have made appearances on various WWE shows. Something similar is happening with Goldberg.

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The franchise knows how badly fans love these icons. The ‘Attitude Era’ and ‘PG Era’ have provided WWE more superstars and popularity as compared to ‘The New Era’. So, the brand knows how to use these superstars and create a buzz in the market, resulting in more crowd and profit.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Bobby Lashley attends WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Goldberg, being 54 years old and partially unfit, will surely face many difficulties against a powerful wrestler like Bobby Lashley. There were mixed reactions from the fans when the WWE announced this rematch.

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Some fans are excited to see Goldberg wrestle again, whereas some feel it is an over-hyped event. Will this match do justice with the audience’s expectations? Will Goldberg be able to get his revenge? The answers to these questions will be at Crown Jewel.

 

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Varun Aggarwal

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Varun is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Varun completed his Bachelors in Computer Science and is an ardent fan of Wrestling and motorsports. Varun has been following WWE for more than 15 years and his favorite wrestler is John Cena.

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